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The San Diego Air Pollution District (APCD) is exploring establishing a measure similar to the South Coast Air Quality Management District in San Diego County, which would have major impacts for warehouses. The proposal would require warehouses to develop a series of measures to mitigate pollution or pay a fine. A working group for this project was created this week and the Otay Mesa Chamber is ...

Here is our recap from the Advanced Clean Fleet (ACF, known as Zero Emission) Event with CARB coupled with new info from CARB webinars:

SDAPCD will be conducting a public hearing on June 8, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., before the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District Governing Board for the purpose of receiving public comments on an update on strategies and options under consideration to reduce indirect source emissions from warehouses, distribution centers, and ports in San Diego County.

This week, along with our partners, the San Diego Regional Chamber, CCE and CANACAR, we developed several action items for the Mexican government to assist in the Zero Emission transition process for heavy duty vehicles. The action items were sent to Ambassador Esteban Moctezuma since he graciously offered his assistance in elevating this important issue.

The California Air Resources Board approved the "Advanced Clean Fleet Regulations” last week. This massive regulation is meant to transition heavy duty trucks to zero emission by 2035. Unfortunately, transition steps start as early as next January and this massive effort was not done collaboratively with unique players, such as cross-border trade stakeholders. While the Chamber met several times ...

Thank you SANDAG and CTC for investing your expertise in analyzing the challenges and providing recommendations for the zero emission transition in our cross-border trade environment. Below is an excerpt from the Executive Summary and you can read the report here.

The Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce is extremely proud of our members Truck.Net and SDG&E for jointly developing California's First Public, DC Fast Chargers For Electric Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles at a Truck Stop Open for Public Use.

SANDAG has made accessing the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) data super easy. Check out this new portal and make sure to play with the Navigation Table and select the relevant data.

In this era of excessive wait times, especially if you are not enrolled in SENTRI or Global Entry, it is crucial for you and your workers to examine the possibility of acquiring one of these trusted travel programs. Bottom line, these programs would reduce wait times by 60-80% and probably more so if you are crossing by foot. Waiting 2-3 hours in line to work every day drains employees, hurts ...

The Otay Mesa Chamber recently engaged with the City of San Diego to learn more about the Foreign Trade Zone and why more companies are not using it and frankly, we think it’s because in many cases, business owners just don’t know the advantages of this program.